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Precision Machinist

Technology: Product and Process Design, Machining & Metal Processing, Forming and Fabrication, Equipment and Machinery, Automated Manufacturing & Assembly

A precision machinist sets up and operates a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. A person in this career, may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. (Source from O*NET OnLine Summary Report for: 51-4041.00, website URL http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4041.00).

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